Friday, January 23, 2009


Serves: 8


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 1/2 cups fish stock
13 1/2 ounce (425 g) can tomatoes, pureed
1/2 cup white wine
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Grated rind of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper
6 mussels
1 1/2 pounds (750 g) scallops
1 pound (500 g) green prawns, peeled and vein removed
1 pound (500 g) firm fish fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
5 crab sticks, sliced
6 oysters
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Microwave Method:

1. Wash and clean seafood.
2. Heat oil for 1 minute on HIGH. Stir in onion and garlic; cook for 2 minutes on HIGH.
3. Stir in fish stock, tomatoes, white wine and tomato paste. Cook for 6 minutes on HIGH, stirring halfway through cooking.
4. Place mussels into hot stock, simmer for 4-5 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH or until mussels open. Discard any which stay closed.
5. Stir in scallops, prawns, turmeric, lemon rind, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
6. Stir in fish fillets, crab sticks and oysters. Cook for 5-6 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH or until fish flakes.
7. Garnish with fresh basil.

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